You Don’t Need to Have it All Together

Irreplaceable - God's Heart for You- Embracing Your True Worth as a Woman

A friend of mine and I recently talked about how we both felt guilty for not being more like each other.

I lamented to her, “I wish I could cook like you and make my house cozy like yours!” She also saw some qualities and skills in me she’d like to have.

Next time we chatted, we both laughed and shook our heads at our silly comparison game. But it reminded us that it’s easy to lose sight of God’s heart and His unique purpose for each of us.

As women, it seems we often compare ourselves to each other. If someone is gifted in different ways than we are, we feel inadequate and wish we could change. Perhaps some of that perspective is encouraged by our individualistic society. We believe that one person could (and should) do it all.

But God has a completely different plan.

Rather than making each of us self-sufficient, He places us within the body of Christ with a specific role to fulfill.

If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? (1 Corinthians 12:17).

We may think, “They don’t need me. Sally is so much more creative. Alison is so much better with kids. Hannah is a much better speaker.” Meanwhile, other women are probably thinking the same about us! When someone excels where we struggle, it doesn’t mean we need to change or withdraw. It simply means she may have a different role in the body than we do.

None of us need to have it all together. We just need to remember we’re all better together. 

Whew. Isn’t that wonderful news?

We need you, just as you are, and no one can take your place.


Holley Gerth

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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